Marine Open Cover Insurance

Marine open cover allows individual or periodic declaration of shipments (eg monthly, quarterly) with premium payable on each declaration. Open covers are not subject to renewal and remain in force, providing cover on declared shipments as and when they are made.

Our Marine Open Cover has a broad, market-leading and competitive cover incorporating internationally recognised Institute Clauses with our own special conditions and additional clauses. 

Cargo is insured for loss or damage during import, export and within Australia transit.   Stock and equipment at exhibitions or while on display can also be covered under the policy.

How to apply

Insurance Broker

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insurance for your business needs.


  • Protection for goods when they are imported, exported or distributed locally
  • An open cover policy allows individual or periodic declaration of shipments with premiums payable on each declaration
  • An open cover policy is suitable where a customer has irregular shipments or wishes to pay premiums as they arise.


Marine Open Cover Policy

Type: pdf (866Kb)

Effective date: 31 August 2013

Marine Cargo Proposal

Type: pdf (1.1Mb)


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What are the benefits of an insurance broker?

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  • Give you direction & control
  • Save time
  • Manage your risks
  • Stop you making expensive mistakes
  • Give you peace of mind
  • Protect your business
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